Barry Frost

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Bumper Homebrew Website Club London tonight. Thanks everyone for coming 🙌

HWC London group photo

I love that @simonw is blogging again. His recent posts are great reads, including this on CD with free services:

https://simonwillison.net/2017/Oct/17/free-continuous-deployment/

Posting a test note from the new Micro.blog Mac app.

Can’t wait for this documentary of the greatest end to a football season there will ever be. “89”.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmUiHof01l4

While posting an article here earlier I reminded myself how clunky I’ve made things unless I’m writing plain-text notes. Manually hacking the content in a JSON document is unnecessarily cumbersome. And syntax-highlighted code blocks would be nice. Some itches to scratch!

Handy new macOS High Sierra tip: you can lock your screen using the keyboard shortcut ctrl-cmd-q.

As the father of a Thomas-mad toddler, I enjoyed this retrospective in the New Yorker, especially how it remembers the incredibly dark episode where the Fat Controller bricks up a rain-shy Henry in a tunnel:

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Even though I’ve read all the “spoilers”, I’m still excited for today’s iPhone X announcement. Time for Apple to shine.

I’ve got a new (or split test) slide-out bottom nav in Facebook. May be start of trend more suited to taller phones like the iPhone Pro/X/8?

Facebook UI

In my 28 years as a Gooner this feels like the lowest ebb. Even with George’s bung you felt the Club’s stewardship would see us through.

Manager tip: I’m finding Next Meeting, a simple macOS menubar app, very useful to keep me on top of 1:1s, catch-ups and other events in my work calendar.

Next Meeting

Multi-room music from Amazon Echo now enabled. Handy. I’ve got two Echoes and now considering adding a Dot.

https://twitter.com/amazonecho/status/902539401577865216

Deployed my first bit of @vuejs code, swapping out some messy jQuery/Mustache. Surprisingly easy. A+ would hack on it again.

I’m halfway through @laracasts’ free @vuejs video tutorials and really enjoying Vue’s lightweight approach:

https://laracasts.com/series/learn-vue-2-step-by-step/

Favourite bands/music colliding: Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie) covers all of Teenage Fanclub’s Bandwagonesque.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVuKHi9v2Rn4c95Kj7_Wb2L57jPyL1K8f

40p a day for all this! A world without the BBC (and its presenters) would be a worse one. #bbcpay

https://twitter.com/bbcpress/status/887718771280023552

Homebrew Website Club London group photo

Homebrew Website Club London attendees

New @hwclondon (Homebrew Website Club London) site https://hwclondon.co.uk + new venue at WeWork South Bank Central. Join us Wed 12th - 6pm.

I’ve been working on a WebSub hub called Promulgate. It’s fairly basic and although it passes the WebSub.rocks tests it needs a bit more polish. I’ll probably also add background processing via Sidekiq so that publish requests aren’t blocking.

I love Sebastiaan Andeweg‘s new day page with an icon summary of his activity that day. And his Reacji facepiles are also very nice. 😍 Plenty of inspiration for some changes I want to make to Transformative.